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Adult Ceramics - Hand Building
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Adult Ceramics - Hand Building

$60

with Shanoa Gardiner

Hand Building will be an opportunity for students to work with clay as an art medium. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction. The class format will have instruction during the first hour and guided work time during the second hour. You will not be using the wheel but instead will focus on using your hands with coil construction and slab methods. As well as surface application of Scraffito, transfers and glazing. Students must purchase a 25-pound bag of clay for $20 on the first night of class.
No class on April 30, 2020.

Adult Ceramics - Wheel Throw
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Adult Ceramics - Wheel Throw

$75

with Shanoa Gardiner

Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced potter – you are welcome to come enjoy, learn and create! Students will learn to center pottery on the wheel and lots of techniques to make your clay into something new. Bring a friend and come create some unique pieces of pottery! Completed projects will be fired and glazed. Students must purchase a 25-pound bag of clay for $20 on the first night of class.
No class on April 30, 2020.

Mom & Tot Sign Language
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Mom & Tot Sign Language

$30

with Becky Bradshaw

Calendar Current session started Apr 6, 2020 at 9:30 am

Moms (or Dads!) can bring one child to this helpful and interactive sign language class. This class will start out learning basic every day signs, alphabet, numbers and important expressions, etc. We will slowly evolve in to putting words together to form sentences and other ways to use ASL. These are important when successfully communicating with others in American Sign Language, and because good communication also involves manners, we'll be learning some basic do’s and don’ts of Deaf etiquette. One registration per adult/child pair. Children should be 5 and under.

Beginning American Sign Language

$25

with Becky Bradshaw

Calendar Current session started Apr 6, 2020 at 4 pm

***This class will be delivered online via Zoom. Class dates are Mondays, April 6, 13, 20, 27. Class time is 4-5pm. After you register, you will receive the Zoom meeting id for class. You must install the Zoom app on your computer or phone to participate in the class. ***

This interactive class will start out learning basic every day signs, alphabet, numbers and important expressions, etc. We will slowly evolve in to putting words together to form sentences and other ways to use ASL. These are important when successfully communicating with others in American Sign Language, and because good communication also involves manners, we'll be learning some basic do’s and don’ts of Deaf etiquette. Please bring a notebook. This class is for adults and school age children can come with an adult. All children must be accompanied by an adult and be 1st grade or older. Children 6th grade and older will need to have their own registration. One session of this class must be taken in order to enroll in American Sign Language Level 2 class.

Volleyball Fundamentals (2nd-4th)
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Volleyball Fundamentals (2nd-4th)

$58

with Whitney Snyder

This class is for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade girls. We will work with your athlete on the basic fundamentals of volleyball. This is a great place to start for beginners. We will focus on form, the basics of passing, setting and hitting.

Volleyball Fundamentals (5th-6th)
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Volleyball Fundamentals (5th-6th)

$58

with Whitney Snyder

This class is for 5th and 6th grade girls. We will work with your athlete on the basic fundamentals of volleyball as well as game play, team work and sportsmanship. This is a great place to start for beginners as well as those who have a bit of volleyball experience but just need more time on the court before the school team season starts.

Watercolor Painting

$40

with Shanoa Gardiner

Calendar Current session started Apr 7, 2020 at 7 pm

***This class will be delivered online via Zoom. Class dates are Tuesday, April 7, 14, 21, 28. Class time is 7-8pm. After you register, you will receive the Zoom Meeting ID for class. You must install the Zoom app on your computer (or your device) to participate in the class. ***

This class is for Beginner-Intermediate painters; those with little to no experience in watercolor. This course will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques and enjoying the process of painting. In this four-session class, I will provide a separate guided demonstration each night.

Day 1- Brief description of possible supplies. A basic how-to approach for watercolor paintings. Abstract trees with pen and ink.

Day 2- Monochromatic Landscape- Using atmospheric perspective and flat washes

Day 3- Sunset Silhouette- graded wash

Day 4- Flower Wreath with text- dry brushing

Supplies you will need:
Watercolor paper(140 Weight) or heavy absorb-able paper such as cardstock
Watercolors
Brushes
Fine tip black pen or extra fine tip sharpie
Compass
Tape

OPTIONAL SUPPLY LIST LINK:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/XHKKKSXCL2QZ?ref_=wl_share

I have provided an optional list of supplies from Amazon. If you already have basic paints, brushes, and paper you should be fine. I would, however, recommend at least a 140 weight watercolor paper. If you are only able to buy one thing the paper is the most important, card stock is better than copy paper but you still won't get as good of results. The Amazon list includes quality student grade supplies. If you would like to purchase professional quality products also on Amazon please feel free to contact me for other suggestions. You will also need masking tape or blue painters tape and something flat and sturdy to attach it to such as a masonite board or a cookie sheet pan, an extra-fine tip sharpie or fine tip black pen, and a compass or a round plate to trace when we do the wreath painting. 

Because of the online format, students from out of town can join! I would encourage you to invite anyone that you think might be interested. It's a great way to reach out and socialize during this crazy time. 

Basketball Fundamentals (1st Grade)
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Basketball Fundamentals (1st Grade)

$22

with Whitney Snyder

This class is for 1st grade girls. We will work with your athlete on the basic fundamentals of basketball. This is a great place to start for beginners. We will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting and defense.





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